I’ve been doing Windows screenshots wrong this whole time


This is a new series called “Paul’s doing it wrong and everyone is smarter than Paul and if he’d only just listened…” where I explain something dumb I’ve done in my life and people at work can’t stop giving me shit about it.

Let me just explain to you how I take screenshots on Windows, and either you’ll immediately realize how foolish I’ve been, or you’re in the same boat in which case I guess you can grow alongside me.

So, first: find the Print Screen button. This isn’t always easy, because some keyboards leave it on the function key row, and some keyboards require you to hit a function key modifier to use it. Anyway. Find it.

Then press it. Now the image is in your clipboard if you don’t accidentally overwrite it before accomplishing…

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